PASTORAL STAFF & elders*

CENTRAL CAMPUS

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Jeff Brinkman

ELDER / ASSOCIATE PASTOR

Jeff was born and raised in Canada. He graduated from BIOLA with a B.A. in 1996, after which he worked for three years as a head hunter in Southern California. Feeling a call to ministry, he enrolled at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston in 1999, graduating with a Masters of Divinity in 2002. Jeff and his wife Becky have 3 daughters and 1 son. Jeff enjoys all sports (especially hockey), reading, hiking, barbeques, and spending time with his family.

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Dave Nelson

ELDER / ASSOCIATE PASTOR

Dave is a graduate of WSU and the Sovereign Grace Ministries Pastor’s College. He spent four years in Japan teaching English as a second language, and spent nine years as a Financial Consultant for RBC. He has been happily married to Anne for over twenty years and has five children.

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Bill Farley

INTERIM PREACHING PASTOR

Bill Farley is a sinner saved by grace. He was raised Roman Catholic and converted in the Fall of 1971 while doing graduate work at Gonzaga University. He is the father of five children and twenty grandchildren. He is profoundly blessed to be married to Judy, his best friend. After a 27-year career in the Insurance business, he planted Grace Christian Fellowship in the Spring of 2002. He is the author of several books and articles. His only boast is Christ and him crucified. 

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Jim Spurgetis

ELDER

Jim is a graduate of the University of Illinois and Gonzaga University School of Law. He has been a practicing lawyer in Spokane since 1978. Jim and his lovely wife have six children. He enjoys most his wife and children, and Greek food.

NORTH CAMPUS

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Dave Farley

LEAD PASTOR / NORTH CAMPUS PASTOR

David is a graduate of Lewis & Clark high school, WSU, Covenant Theological Seminary, Western Seminary, and the Sovereign Grace Ministries Pastor’s college. He is the proud husband of Heidi and father of five boys. He loves church history, reading, tennis, Seahawk football and spending time with his family.

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John Kershinar

ASSOCIATE PASTOR

John is a graduate of Mead High School and Montana Tech. He has been working for the Boeing Company since 1989. John and his wife Stacy have been married 25 years and have five boys. In his spare time John enjoys running, hiking, reading, Seahawks football, and music.

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Mark Williams

ELDER

Mark is a graduate of Northwest Christian High School in Spokane Washington. He has been married 25 years to Kim and they have six wonderful children and one granddaughter. He owns his own business selling products he has invented to warehouses nationwide. Mark is one of the founding members of Grace Christian Fellowship.

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Dan King

ELDER

Dan is a grateful, redeemed sinner. He has a growing love for the glory of God and the centrality of the gospel of Christ. Dan has studied Theology and Information Technology. He was introduced to Reformed Theology by Dr. R. C. Sproul’s The Holiness of God in the late 1980s. He has worked as an IT Manager for the Federal Probation System since 1992. Dan and his wife, Nadine, have been happily married since 1980. They have three children and three grandchildren. Dan enjoys hiking, reading, and going for long country drives with Nadine.

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

BOTH CAMPUSES

Steve Lady

ADMINISTRATOR

Steve lived most of his life in Arizona and is a graduate of Arizona State University, Asbury Theological Seminary, and most recently EWU with an MBA. He worked for years with the Postal Service as a Financial Analyst and has a varied church background including mainstream and independent churches. He is married to Cheryl; they have one daughter. Steve enjoys mysteries, thinking, and cooking and eating flavorful dishes.

Sarah Mikucki

SECRETARY/ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Sarah was born in Nebraska and raised in Colorado. She graduated from Moody Bible Institute–Spokane with a B.S. in Biblical Studies, where she worked as an office and administrative assistant in various positions at Moody and Moody Aviation. Sarah married her husband David in 2014 and has worked at Grace Christian Fellowship since summer of that year. Sarah enjoys reading, writing, playing the piano, calligraphy, graphic design, and cooking.

Beth Anne Bretthauer

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Beth Anne was born in Alabama and raised in Spokane. She has an Associates degree from Spokane Community College and is currently working towards a BA in creative writing at Eastern Washington University. She has worked at the church since December of 2011, not including a nine month hiatus to attend Durham University in the UK. 

 

* We believe pastor and elder are synonymous in scripture. The men noted as pastors here are the regular preaching elders.